Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund is a federal grant for governors to support and assist local education agencies, higher education institutions, and other educational entities with emergency assistance due to COVID-19. It is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Governor Hogan committed $45.7 million in GEER funding to wide-ranging education initiatives, as well as an additional $300 million for K-12 and higher education through the CARES Act.

Governor Hogan allocated $10,000,000 of the Maryland GEER Fund to community colleges to provide workforce development courses and continuing professional education that leads to government or industry certification or licensure. Mainly focused on individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the loss of employment. 

Funding
$10,000,000 for Maryland community colleges

Grant Period
July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021

Maryland Community College GEER Fund
Community College​ ​​Grant Award
​Allegany College ​$253.901
​Anne Arundel Community College ​$980,405
​Baltimore City Community College ​$754,357
​CC of Baltimore County ​$1,480,602
​Carroll Community College ​$344,033
​Cecil Community College ​$250,000
​Chesapeake Community College ​$274,290
​College of Southern Maryland ​$560,315
​Frederick Community College ​$399,162
​Garrett College ​$250,000
​Hagerstown Community College ​$322,334
​Harford Community College ​$477,265
​Howard Community College ​$545,639
​Montgomery College ​$1,361,801
​Prince George's Community College ​$1,344,679
​Wor-Wic Community College ​$401,217
​TOTAL ​$10,000,000
 
For more information contact Beneé Edwards at benee.edwards@maryland.gov

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